Welcome to the support page for OC-Thirtyfour Baja Team!!!!

OC-THIRTYFOUR




Firefighters racing for a cause. 

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About Us

Who we are

OC-Thirtyfour is a team of 4 firefighters from Orange County California who will be competing in a 10 day, 2900 mile off-road rally in January 2019

RACING WITH A PURPOSE

This team was created to bring attention and support to two issues near and dear to our hearts; firefighter cancer and firefighter PTSD.

OUR GOAL

We will be running fundraisers to support both causes. With the help of contributors we hope provide support for the families of firefighters who have been affected by job related cancer and PTSD.

The Charities We Race For


The Firefighter Cancer Support Network

Since 2005, the nonprofit Firefighter Cancer Support Network (FCSN) has provided assistance and one-on-one mentoring to thousands of cancer-stricken firefighters and their families. FCSN also delivers extensive firefighter cancer awareness and prevention training nationwide.

  • Cancer caused 61 percent of the career firefighter line-of-duty deaths from January 1, 2002, to December 31, 2016, according to data from the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
  • Cancer caused 70 percent of the line-of-duty deaths for career firefighters in 2016.
  • Firefighters have a 9 percent higher risk of being diagnosed with cancer than the general U.S. population.
  • Firefighters have a 14 percent higher risk of dying from cancer than the general U.S. population.


The Family of Eric Weuve

Fire Captain Eric Weuve had worked for the Orange County Fire Authority since 2005. Prior to that he was a firefighter for the city of Huntington Beach. On December 16, 2016, brother Weuve took his own life leaving behind a wife and two children. 


In 2017, more firefighters committed suicide than died during performance of duties. Little has been done to address PTSD and depression in responders, even though they are five times more likely than civilians to suffer from symptoms. 


Firefighter suicides linked to PTSD are not considered line of duty deaths, leaving families to bear the burden of not only losing their loved one, but also losing all benefits. 

How You Can Help

Firefighter Cancer Support Network

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Fundraiser for the Weuve Family

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Gear

We couldn't do any of this without the help of our sponsors. Please click the links below and check them out.

The Baja XL, A 2900 mile off-road rally through Baja

Contact Us

OC-THIRTY FOUR

Irvine, California, United States

Hours

all day every day